The Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge Makes a Splash

February 2020
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
Haley Yarborough

The Polar Plunge will raise funds for Special Olympics South Carolina

The annual Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge will take place on February 1 at the Sands Ocean Club. Plunges will be held across the state.

Do you have what it takes to brave the chilly Atlantic Ocean in February? Take the plunge for a great cause. 100% of the funds will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina’s athlete programs.

Plunges will take place in Myrtle Beach and across the state. Polar Plunge South Carolina was started by caring teams, individuals, groups and businesses fundraising and participating in events that benefit Special Olympics South Carolina each year. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Touch Run for Special Olympics also unites officers from law enforcement and corrections departments across the state to come together, making the plunge events the largest overall fundraiser for Special Olympics South Carolina.

Special Olympics South Carolina’s mission is to provide year-round sports competition and training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This allows for continuing opportunities to demonstrate courage, experience joy, develop physical fitness, learn new skills and share friendships with their families, the community and other athletes. Funds are shared amongst the groups statewide. More than 30,000 individuals benefit from the program, gaining the chance to compete, grow, learn and inspire.

The Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 1, at the Sands Ocean Club. To become a “plunger,” register as an individual or form a team. Each plunger must raise a minimum of $50 and will receive a t-shirt. Choose to plunge alone or organize with your community group, business, school, church or sports team. Aside from the chance to show bravery and kindness, participants will also be able to earn incentives, as well as party with friends and neighbors post-plunge. You’ll understand the true meaning of “freezin’ for reason” with this great event!

Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge

10 a.m., Saturday, February 1
Sands Ocean Club, 9550 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach
Minimum of $50 must be raised
(843) 446-5820